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The Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2018 is available for sale as a hardcopy ($15) or free on-line.  Actually, the Vegetable Guide has been available since last December. The guide may be purchased through the Education Store, at various extension meetings held around the state or from your Purdue University county educator. The website to either view or purchase the Guide, known in Indiana as the ID-56, is mwveguide.org. The Midwest Vegetable Production Guide is a collaboration of 8 states and 9 institutions. Are you thinking that you already have a Vegetable Guide from a past year and wondering if it is worth getting a new one? The article below represents just some of the changes to this year’s Vegetable Guide.  What’s New in 2018? New and Revised Sections For this year’s guide, we created three new tables — Selected Information About Recommended Insecticides (page 54), Herbicides (page[Read More…]

We just completed a new publication that will assist fruit and vegetable growers in protecting pollinators while still managing their insect pests. The title is “Protecting Pollinators in Fruit and Vegetable Production.” It can be found at https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/POL-2/POL-2.html. There are two companion publications in this series, “Protecting Pollinators in Home Lawns and Landscapes” and “Protecting Pollinators: Tips for Commercial Agricultural Pesticide Applicators.” Additional publications in this series will target agronomic crop producers, folks who want to plant a pollinator garden, and how youth can help to protect pollinators.

The vegetable extension team at Purdue University is always looking for innovative ways to get information to clients quickly. For this reason, we are trying out a new program called veggie texts. The idea is that if we have your mobile phone number and the name of your phone carrier, then we can send you text alerts of 160 characters or less. What type of information should you expect with veggie texts? We may contact you with weather information such as forecast freezes, disease alerts such as late blight of tomato or insect alerts such as corn earworm populations. Cantaloupe and watermelon growers may be contacted when there is a large increase in MELCAST values. Since the alerts are relatively short, we may include links to additional information. To sign up for the veggie text program, please contact us with – Your mobile phone number The name of your phone carrier. Common[Read More…]

If you visit the Vegetable Crops Hotline on-line, be sure to visit our new addition: Veggie Extras.  The articles that you’ll find when you click on the Veggie Extra link include brief observations, photos, research updates or in-depth subjects  that we hope the vegetable professional might find interesting.  Articles that are in the Veggie Extras might not be of immediate importance; therefore, Veggie Extra articles will not be included as part of regularly scheduled newsletters. However, we will keep you informed of new Veggie Extra posts with announcements through email. Thank you for your continued support of the Vegetable Crops Hotline.

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